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Författare Ämne: Citing a source  (läst 504 gånger)

2011-01-11, 20:08
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Utloggad Eileen Cook

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Could you please tell me the proper order in which to write the Genline source information when making a query or citation?
Although I have not used SVAR as of yet, is there also a proper order in which to copy the citations from this site?
Thank you.

2011-01-11, 20:54
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Utloggad Eva Dahlberg

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Eileen, one key item is that it should not be specific to the company that have provided the source you use, so the important thing is parish (with county or province as there may be two or more), type of book and volume - preferably stated by the years covered (as there are differences in volume designation by different providers, mainly due to time of filming). But it's a tricky subject!
In the forum rules it's stated like this  
Source citations
Citations should always be given when posting, both when you ask and when you answer. There is a chapter about this in Swedish in the Rules of Conduct. To summarize, you should always document your sources and when you post questions or answers you should state the sources for your information. Excellent citation guidelines for genealogists and historians are given by Elizabeth Shown Mills in the publications “Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace” or “the QuickSheet: Citing Online Historical Resource, Evidence Style”.
When you ask a question you should always state what you already know, to avoid duplication of look-ups already carried out. Try to be clear about what information you ask for - do you want information about ancestors or descendants etc.
You should not use only the Genline identification number (GID number) as a source and identification of a Swedish church book, as that don't tell others which parish and church book the information comes from. Other researchers may use only other means of studying the church books. You should also be aware that a church book may be designated in different ways by Genline, SVAR and the Regional Archives that keep the original book. You can find the correct designation in the National Archival Database of Sweden (NAD)

2011-01-11, 21:33
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Utloggad Antoinette Herron

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Hello Eileen!
The best way is to name the county (landskap) then the parish (socken), kind of book (cencus, birth, marriage etc)number of the book (ex AI:7) and the year (ex 1861-1865), the number of the page and maybe Genlines GIDnumber, and name and birthdate of the person you are asking about.
Ex: Värmland, Södra Finnskoga, Husförhör (census, short hlf), AI:7, 1861-1865, sid. (page) 162.
    Christian Olsson born 1788 in Grue, Norway
    Wife: Margareta Eriksdotter, born 1799 in Dalby.
Genlines GIDnumber is only good for people with Genline, so if you use the county-parish-booknumber method, moore people can respond to your questions and quicker.
If you go to the column to the right on this webpage and click on Ämnen(=subject), then choose Landskap (=county, the one you are interested in), and then choose the socken (=parish) you want, then you only need to refer the number of the book ex: AI:7, page 162 and the name of the person.
This is the order the books are in the archives,(county-parish-year-number),so if you refer in this way you should be okay regardless what company you (or others) use.  
Good luck,




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